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You might not give a lot of thought to the material that your accessories are made of, but many people will only settle for the best. When it comes to accessorizing, whether it’s a jacket or a belt, leather is one of the most desired materials, if not the most. You can guarantee that leather products have been carefully crafted and will last you a long time. If you love leather, there are lots of accessories that will never go out of date. So invest in some of these leather items and enhance your wardrobe for years to come.
It’s much better value to buy a quality pair of leather shoes that will last you years. If you need to buy a new, cheap pair every few months, you could end up spending a lot more over the same time frame. Much like many other leather accessories, there are lots of styles both men and women can buy that will never go out of date. They might be practical men’s sneakers for walking or outdoor pursuits, or they could be smart Cole Haan wingtips for the office or going out. Although people often say you need to “break in” a pair of leather shoes, you should look for some that feel comfortable almost right away.
Belts will always be useful whether it’s for a practical reason or just to add something extra to your outfit. Although they were originally meant to hold up your pants, they have other uses too. Women can use them to bring in a dress or shirt at the waist when they need to give their figure more definition. Leather belts make smart accessories to wear with suits or smart casual outfits, but they’re also fantastic for everyday use too. Leather belts with big buckles are especially fun, whether you wear them with a pair of jeans or around your waist with a floaty dress.
Although some people don’t bother with wallets anymore, they’re essential to keeping all your money and cards organized. You can go without, but you’ll struggle with more than a couple of notes and a card. Your wallet goes through a lot, getting thrown about in your bag or sat on when it’s in your back pocket. That’s why leather wallets are best; they’re sturdy and will last longer than other materials. And, of course, they look smart. So you don’t have to be embarrassed when you take out your wallet at a business meeting.
It may be women who supposedly have an obsession with bags, but leather bags make fashionable accessories for men and women. Briefcases and satchels are perfect for work and other formal situations. And then you have handbags and “manbags”, which are ideal for taking anywhere you go. A couple of decent leather handbags are a much better investment than a closet full of cheap bags that don’t last a year.
Leather is definitely the material to go for if you want stylish, timeless and durable fashion accessories. It’s worth paying a little extra for excellent quality.
Like I’ve mentioned so many times before, I’m a total wallet nut and need to replace my favorite accessory at least twice a year. I was recently approved to test out the Bellroy Note Sleeve in Blue Steel and, given my fascination, I grabbed the opportunity (especially since the item sells for a pretty penny pretty much everywhere). Does the price reflect stellar quality?
Needless to say, the bifold Note is very stylish and switched together most elegantly. The material, a vegetable tanned cow leather, is soft and holds onto its contents snugly (like a sleeve!). Speaking of space, even when filled with 10 or so plastic cards, cash, a check, and a few coins – yes, there is a cozy coin pocket in the fold – the wallet never bulked up or got “bumpy”.
A wallet is something which isn’t seem as a priority by most guys, why? Simply due to the fact that the obvious focus remains on “what’s on show.” Now unless you’re extremely tight when it comes to buying drinks, a wallet is one of the most used accessories for men. So a decent wallet is something you should be drawing your attention towards, and today we’re going to be looking at some of the most popular styles currently. You want to look for something with good storage, a unique design, excellent stitching and overall functionality of the wallet. You can use a wallet to really display a slice of your personality, and a quirky designed wallet can be used as great conversation starters.
So what are the styles you should be looking at? Tri-fold and Bi-fold Wallets are the most popular folds, and come in a variety different styles. : A Tri-fold wallet is a wallet with two folds, in which credit cards are generally stored vertically. A Bi-fold is a type of wallet in which the banknotes are folded over once. This has become the “standard” wallet. Credit cards and identification cards may be stored horizontally or vertically. On the market currently are a variety of leather wallets for men, cloth wallets, and quirky wallets like duct tape wallets plus more. Remember focus on the functionality of the wallet along with the design.
Here’s a video showcasing some Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold wallets.
The other options are Credit Card Holders. These are going to become extremely popular and in my eyes take over the traditional wallet. As the use of electronic processing increases, so does the demand for credit card holders. The obvious advantage is the size, and the fact they’re not going to give that stuffed effect to your pockets.
So pay more attention to the wallet you own or the wallet you’re looking to buy. Whether you’re leaning towards leather wallets, cloth wallets, cardholders or duct tape wallets remember to focus on functionality and design.
Money clips own for occasions where you want to travel lightly, but still carry around stacks of cash like a boss. But please, if you’re going to try to be big pimpin’, make sure your (money) clip isn’t showing too much brand allegiance.
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Magnetic Money Clip,Brown,One Size
INFEASIBLE: Clips featuring obvious instances of the company logo
This Ralph Lauren would be a fine accessory to bring with you to the Club (wherever that is), if only it didn’t come with the logo on it. Seriously now, money clips average at a length of 3.5 cm – that means branding like this is bound to be conspicuous. It boggles the mind how this got approved since who the hell gets to see someone else’s money clip that often anyway? Bad integrated marketing move. That and the clip comes magnetized, which could potentially screw with some of your handheld/pocket devices.
Coach leather inlay money clip
Feasible: Clips with consistent elements
Now I totally get why RL wants their logo on it, i.e. exposure, but unfortunately they didn’t come up with as good of an idea as Coach did. Sure, this piece is EVEN MORE branded, but the instances of the logo belongs to the patterned design rather than as separate and differently-colored elements. Bravo to men’s accessories from Coach, for once.
I have a lot of cards – business ones, credit ones, etc – and I never know where to put them. My wallet’s only good for carrying the essentials, so find myself throwing all the auxiliary stuff in a shoe box, which is messy and disorganized. “There’s gotta be a better waaaaay!” I exclaim often. Fortunately, Ogon Designs proposes a solution.
The Credit Card Wallet is a compact and sharp-looking card holder. It opens up to reveal a fan-like folder and provides protection with its aluminum-based casing. As you can see, I’m in the process of organizing, which is a godsent. The cases also come in a variety of colors, so if orange yucks you out, you can go for a blue or teal.Ogon pitches this product as a replacement for a regular wallet, which I frankly would never do. Leather wallets are simply more flexible and take up less space, which is ultimately desired in stuff you keep on your person. Ogon’s cases, however, are perfect for storing additional cards and all those business cards you get a meetings, conferences, etc. Read more about them at www.ogondesigns.com.